Thomas William BAXTER


BAXTER, Thomas William

Service Number: 1658
Enlisted: 28 October 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Vic., 1881
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Brick Maker
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1658, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1658, 7th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1658, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne


Justly proud of her "fighting family" is Mrs Teresa Baxter, of 133 Wilson street, West Brunswick, five of whose sons are now in khaki. In addition, she has a number of nephews and other relatives at the front. Private W. T. Baxter, the eldest son, was wounded three times in the Gallipoli fighting. He recovered and returned to duty.
Sergeant Robert Baxter also has been wounded three times. At last report he was doing home service duty in Egypt. Private G. A. Baxter was married recently, only a short time before his departure for the front. Private Percy Baxter, is at the front, and Private Leonard Baxter expects to be there shortly.

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